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Course number and title: EE215C Analysis and Design of RF Circuits and Systems
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: A. Abidi (
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: A Circuits and Embedded Systems course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 4 hrs/week
Outside Study: 8 hrs/week
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week
Course Assessment:
Homework: Mainly for practice
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final examination.
Design: 1 design project.
Grading Policy: Typically, 30% midterm, 30% project, 40% final.
Course Prerequisites: EE215A.
Catalog Description: Principles of RF circuit and system design, with emphasis on monolithic implementation in VLSI technologies. Basic concepts, communications background, transceiver architectures, low-noise amplifiers and mixers, oscillators, frequency synthesizers, power amplifiers.  
Textbook and any related course material:
B. Razavi, RF Microelectronics.
Course Website
Topics covered in the course:
Basic concepts: Harmonic and intermodulation distortion, intercept point noise, sensitivity and dynamic range, impedance matching.
Low noise amplifiers and mixers: Bipolar and CMOS LNAs, passive and active mixers, noise in mixers, image rejection.
Oscillators: LC oscillator circuits, phase noise, bipolar and CMOS implementations, generating quadrature pulse.
Frequency synthesizers: Frequency synthesis PLLs, frequency divider and prescaler circuits.
Power amplifiers: Efficiency vs. linearity, linear PAs, nonlinear PAs, linearization methods.
RF transceiver architectures: Heterodyne and direct conversion receivers, transmitters.
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO

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